Hossein Diba is a CG character artist, best known for his jaw-dropping likeness modeling. Since becoming an ArtStation Pro member, he says one of his favorite features is being able to customize his website to look just how he wants it.
“I honestly don’t feel I need to have my own website anymore.”
In this interview, he shares his motivation, tips for sculpting likenesses of your own and more.
I loved to paint since my early childhood. As a kid, I used to draw on papers, walls and everything I could. Later in life, when I saw the movie Jurassic Park, it was my absolute highlight for days and even weeks later. I imagined that one day, I could be making a movie like that or making models like the dinosaurs that inspired me.
Tell us about a lesson you’ve learned from a challenging project.
What kind of exercises or practice do you recommend for people to improve in sculpting likenesses?
I believe to sculpt a likeness at its best, one needs to learn to observe better. We need to train our eyes and try to capture what we see as much as we can. I think sculpting from scratch can help a lot to get better at likenesses.
Try to make different shapes as they are. Try to avoid having your own style in a likeness. Some people want to do likenesses but still want to have their signature on it. I think for a likeness, we need to just sculpt what we see and check our model with reference as much as possible. Also, drawing can help a lot!